Day Trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City

Staying in Mexico City between November and March? Don’t miss seeing the monarch butterflies! Visiting any one of the seven butterfly sanctuaries is an easy day trip from not only Mexico City but a number of other cities in Central Mexico, such as Morelia, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. There are a variety of companies that offer day trips complete with a guided tour in … Continue reading Day Trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Language Schools in Mexico City

For being Mexico’s immense and internationally-connected capital, you would think that Mexico City would be bursting at the seams with incredible Spanish language schools. But, in comparison with colonial towns like San Cristobal de Las Casas, Puebla, Cuernavaca and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City falls rather short when it comes to options for Spanish language learners. But, for so many foreigners who have moved … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Language Schools in Mexico City

Mexico City: Echando Raíces 18 Months Later

The expression “echar raíces” is one of my favorites in Spanish. It literally means to “put down roots,” like trees, which is why I find it’s metaphorical undertone so endearing. It means to flourish in a new place – to find and nest into a home, to make deep connections with people, to find purpose, to grow and to develop into a better you, and … Continue reading Mexico City: Echando Raíces 18 Months Later

Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips Around Mexico City with Azteca Travel Tours

In 2004, husband and wife duo Lidia Herrera and Peter Winkers, began Azteca Travel Tours mostly as a hobby, and as a way to share their love of travel with others. Over the next six years, Azteca Travel Tours grew organically as word spread between family, friends and acquaintances. Soon, they began to attract clients outside of their immediate social circle. In order to meet … Continue reading Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips Around Mexico City with Azteca Travel Tours

El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

Since opening it’s doors in 2009, El Patio 77 currently stands as the only eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast in Mexico City and has continued to set the bar for sustainable tourism. Built in 1890, this mansion, like many Porfirian-style homes in the San Rafael neighborhood, had been neglected for decades until it was affectionately renovated to both preserve it’s history while simultaneously adapting to the … Continue reading El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B